Asked on Oct 09, 2019

How do I clean cat urine odors out of a bean bag chair?

Get cat urine out of a bean bag chair

  7 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 09, 2019

    Hi Judy,

    The problem is that the urine has settled into the stuffing. You can remove odor from the outside, but it's almost impossible to remove all of it from the inside. You can try soaking the chair in vinegar and water in a bathtub, but that may ruin the chair and it will take a very long time to dry - with no guarantee of success. If you don't think it's gotten into the stuffing, you could also try an enzyme cleaning product which would be available in a pet store. Some people have had success by removing all of the stuffing, using the enzyme or vinegar on the cover then putting in new stuffing, but even that isn't 100% successful. Sorry. Wishing you the best.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 09, 2019

    Try products sold at your local pet shop like Nature's Miracle. If the chair is out of a fabric that absorbs moisture like something other than vinyl I think you may have to replace since it would now be in the fill.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 09, 2019

    Enzymatic cleaner like Nature's Miracle or try OdoBan, a disinfectant and odor eliminator in one.

  • Danna Raley Reeves Danna Raley Reeves on Oct 16, 2019

    I have used water & vinegar mixture and only had to replace half the “beans” with peanuts. Once dry sprayed fabric with Odor Clear Fabric Febreeze. Good as new!

  • Lisa Lisa on Dec 01, 2019

    Sorry for chiming in a bit late to the discussion mate, but I really feel like I need to add my 2 cents.

    Cats don't just pee on floors and beds because they're in pain - could be a multitude of other reasons! Most common is that male cats feel the need to mark their territory.

    As for myself, I finally found something that works for the cat pee smell in my home! A herbal mixture of sorts! I now recommend it to everyone because it works so freakin' well and we save SOO much money!

    You should definitely check it out, we don't even buy Odorban and the likes any longer :)

    What a relief to finally have gotten rid of the horrible cat pee smell, and for a decent price as well.

    Registered an account only to say this:

    One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

    My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked.

    He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at. It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior. Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

    To be honest, I don't know too much more about it so I did a quick Google search and here's a description of the spray with a long review as well:

    No I have not been paid for this post nor do I make any commissions off of it. I really just want to help you guys out. I hope you don't mind.

    I'm based in Sweden, by the way, so you should be able to get it too.

    Good luck with the odor! It really lowers your quality of life, doesn't it?

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 10, 2021

    Hi Judy, your best bet would be to replace the beanbag stuffing. It's almost impossible to get the smell of cat urine out.